MBA teams focus on Uganda

Students want to help the International Rescue Committee

The IRC is responding to the South Sudanese refugee influx into Kakuma camp in Kenya. An IRC staff administering polio drops on a new arrival from South Sudan.
©Lizzy Ongoro/IRC

The FT MBA challenge: child immunisation

Use your new skills to help the International Rescue Committee protect children

Families in Bangui
©Peter Biro/International Rescue Committee

FT seasonal appeal 2014

The IRC, this year’s FT seasonal appeal charity partner, has been working in the Central African Republic since 2006 providing essential humanitarian service


The FT MBA Challenge is an annual challenge inviting MBA alumni and students to consult on problems faced by FT seasonal appeal partners. The challenge launches every January in the FT MBA magazine and runs until September with winners announced in October.

Teams can be made up of between three and eight students, of whom at least one must be studying at a university or business school in Europe, a second in the Americas and a third in Asia or Africa. At least one participant in each team must be studying for an MBA at the point of registration.

This year's seasonal appeal partner is the International Rescue Committee.

To register for the challenge, email
The deadline to register is 30 April 2015 with winners announced in October.

Have your say on Twitter #FTMBAchallenge



Chelsea Solmon
Research Specialist
International Rescue Committee
Jacqueline Rowlands
Social Impact Practice Area Director
Bain & Company
Anand Anandalingam
Imperial College Business School
Jane Crust
Deputy Managing Director
Financial Times